Early Childhood Programs

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Storytimes last between 25 and 30 minutes. Participants enjoy songs and activities in addition to stories. This is a great opportunity for young children to hear good stories, learn, and have fun.

Please note: Advance registration is not necessary. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer Session: June 17—August 1

Babytime (Ages 0-24 months): Thursdays at 9:15. Songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces. Followed by a 30-minute playtime.

Rhymetime (Ages 18 months and up): Fridays at 9:30 and 10:30. Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 and up): Tuesdays at 10:30. Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story. Includes a craft.

More Early Childhood Events

  • Park �a �Day Challenge: Maple Park

    When: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Maple Park

    Join us for an outdoor storytime when you take the Park-a-Day Challenge to play, discover new play spaces, and promote children's unstructured play. In partnership with The Alliance for Early Childhood and area park districts and libraries.

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  • Park a �Day Challenge: Townley Park

    When: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Townley Park

    Join us for an outdoor storytime when you take the Park-a-Day Challenge to play, discover new play spaces, and promote children's unstructured play. In partnership with The Alliance for Early Childhood and area park districts and libraries.

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  • Toddler Art

    When: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Drop in any time between 10:00 and 11:00 to make some age-appropriate crafts to take home. You can leave the mess here! Ages 1-3 with an adult; siblings welcome.

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  • Calling All Kindergarteners!

    When: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make the Library your first stop in your exciting journey to elementary school! Kids will have a storytime and craft while adults get a special tour of resources for kindergarteners. This is the perfect time to register for a library card if you don’t already have one. Kids will go home with a bag of goodies to help them get ready for school. Grade K with an adult. Registration starts August 9 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents and August 16 for nonresidents.

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  • Calling All Kindergarteners!

    When: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make the Library your first stop in your exciting journey to elementary school! Kids will have a storytime and craft while adults get a special tour of resources for kindergarteners. This is the perfect time to register for a library card if you don’t already have one. Kids will go home with a bag of goodies to help them get ready for school. Grade K with an adult. Registration starts August 9 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents and August 16 for nonresidents.

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